What is the Diversity & Anti-Bullying Academy (#DABA)?
DABA is a program of a series of online courses, workshops, webinars, and set up of two main themes: anti-bullying and diversity.

Topics include:

  • Bullying Prevention 101
  • Effective Reporting Methods
  • Sticks & Stones of Social Bullying
  • Eliminating Stinkin' Thinkin' About Others
  • I Didn't Know I Was a Cyberbully
  • Online Safety: implementing tools to keep kids safe
  • How To Help a Bully Not Hurt Others
  • Helping Victims of Bullying Move Forward
  • I Love My Skin Color
  • Not All Friends Play The Same
  • I Can Do Anything
  • When We Learn Differently
  • I Love My Body Because...
  • How To Be An Upstander
  • Language, Dialect & Accents
  • Cultures Around The World

Who are Diversity & Anti-Bullying Academy (DABA) programs and courses for?

DABA offers programs for parents, guardians, educators, or any adult interested in learning what and how to teach children about bullying prevention, how to stop it, how to advocate for them, how to embrace other people’s differences as well as their own, and much more.

DABA also offers programs for schools, non-profit organizations, and other businesses. 

What age level is the information for?
While this course was created for parents, guardians, and educators of children in third to eighth grades, the information is appropriate for any adult of any age.

The information and examples are also appropriate to be taught by the parent, guardian, or educator to children of any age by adjusting language suitable for the child. Examples are provided on how to teach what is learned through DABA courses to children.

Overall, this course is for any person who wants to learn about bullying prevention and diversity so that they can educate children about it.

Are DABA courses available in person or virtually?

All courses are available in-person and virtually. For availability please contact us at [email protected].

You can also book a phone appointment (here) to further discuss how we can help.

Who is the creator of DABA courses? 

Dali Rivera created all of the Diversity & Anti-Bullying Academy (#DABA). 

She is a graduate of Towson University in Towson, Maryland, where she earned her bachelor's and master’s degree in Women & Gender Studies with a concentration in social policy and leadership.

Dali has also been a paid service provider to public school district resource centers, public libraries, non-profit organizations, Arizona State University, and for-profit organizations/companies.

In addition, she is an alumni of the Entrepreneur for Bootcamp with Veterans (EBV) program at Syracuse University and Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE).

Dali has extensive training and teaching experience with diverse groups of people in the military and civilian sectors.

Are your services available in Spanish?
Absolutely! Dali provides webinars, in-person workshops, online courses, her e-workbook, activity sheets, and a print version workbook in Spanish. 

Who do you work with?
I work with people just like you who are longing …for peace of mind, for effective solutions, who are looking for an information vault, and who want to raise happy kids in safe environments and to make sure they have the best shot possible at life.

  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Foster parents
  • Caretakers and guardians of young kids
  • Early Childhood professionals
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about bullying prevention
  • All types of businesses (i.e. libraries, schools, recreation centers).
  • Schedule a call HERE to discuss your needs.

What makes you different from other bullying and diversity coaches?
I don’t deliver information strictly from research or academic standpoint. I deliver information from actual experiences as a parent, as an advocate for kids, and as an ally to schools.

My focus is also on helping all parties involved to include the bully because leaving the bully out does a disservice to that child, the victim, and everyone else.

Do you offer group or one-to-one coaching?

Both are available. You may opt to create your own group made up of family members willing to learn together. 

Another option for group coaching is to join a group of other adults. 

May I get a refund for this course? 

Unfortunately, all sales are final. However, a credit may be provided to be used for a different DABA product or coaching. 

Do you work with small budgets? 

Absolutely. You can book an appointment (here) to discuss your needs so that we can give value to your community by working together. 

Do you offer group or one-to-one coaching?
Both are available. You may opt to create your own group made up of family members willing to learn together. Another option for group coaching is to join a group of other adults. 

What do you love most about what you do?
The connections to parents who have been through the same or similar experiences as I have and being able to help them is what I love most.

Seeing the relief in them and listening to that lighter weight in their voices after completing my training or after a consultation with me is what makes me love my work even more. 

What type of personalities do you work best with and what is expected of me?
The Diversity & Anti-Bullying Academy (DABA) workshops, products, and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and serious about educating themselves in areas more than bullying and who want to be an advocate for kids whether they are family members, students, or random kids that need help.

Being a passionate advocate and sharer of knowledge type of person myself, I’m known to work best with other Mama bears and Papa Bears who know how to stay level-headed when chaos strikes and does the responsible thing to provide the best help possible to kids no matter if you are super upset that a child has been hurt in any way.

What type of professionals are your programs NOT​​ going to work?
Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.) 

DABA courses, products, and coaching programs are NOT for those who are not willing to spend at least one hour per week educating themselves.

It is also NOT for people who are not open-minded about new ideas and methods of communication with kids, nor is it for people who DO NOT have the resources to invest in DABA.